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coming up. in the next hour we're going to be talking the economy and the dow with jennifer ericsson from the center for american progress, and then we'll talk about cpac and james homan was at cpac and he'll be here in studio with us. the president is kind of kicking back this morning. he has private meetings in the morning, getting the daily briefing and then at 4:40 this afternoon we'll be delivering marks at a women's history gathering. another hour of the "full court press" coming up. [♪ theme music ♪] >> bill: good morning, everybody. itit i is s mondayayararchch 1 18th. welcome to the "full court press" here on current tv. we're bringing you up to date on all of the latest developments here in our nation's capitol, around the country and the globe, whatever is happening we'll tell you about it. and you get to tell us what it means to you by giving us a call at 866-55-press, joining us on twitter @bpshow, and there is a civil war among republicans. sarah palin said karl rove if he's so smart he ought to go back to texas and run for office, and karl ro
and the republicans in congress balanced the budget, but that's because the economy was growing in 1990s. i was there, i know it. it was balance -way before anybody expected it to be balanced. there is nothing that is particularly important about balancing the budget. it sounds good, but you don't really want the budget to be balanced if you have a lot of people who are unemployed or under utilize examines city. there's no reason to balance the budgets on the backs of the poor and if it means sacrificing investments in education job training, research and development, infrastructure. those are investments in future growth, the future of our country. we don't want to reduce those investments for the sake of some totem which is called balanced budgets. >> you pointed out to the gop leadership is held hostage by the tea party. when john boehner said we don't have a long term debt problem in this country it seemed he and president obama agreed to tone down the rhetoric to calm people a a bit. were you encouraged by that statement? >> i am encouraged in the sense that there is not a long term debt problem
at $500 since 1999. it's been pretty flat. we are getting more jobs. the economy is getting better but at a lower rate than it should be. we lost over 700,000 government jobs during the obama administration despite all the right wing talk about him the fact is the deficit is getting smaller and there are fewer and fewer government jobs. the addition of jobs we had last month, 236,000 jobs, 70 those of those were business service jobs. that's a good sign for the future. accountants office workers being hired that employeers expect more business in the future. but the sequester and the press for austerity and the increase of social security tax are all slowing our progress to where we should be. >> michael: of course these companies would be hiring accountants now because they're making so much damn money because they're not paying enough wages to their workers. that's part and parcel of how it works. >> yes remember a fundamental tenant of the chicago school and i went to the chicago school is to get rid of unions, that means driving down wages. i just reported in my column in tax a
and spending more is not a path to prosperity. it is not going to give us a healthy economy. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com the chill of peppermint. the rich dark chocolate. york peppermint pattie get the sensation. >> if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. >> the motion is adopted without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. michael: the scene from the house floor where paul ryan's budget barely passed, two votes. it was 221-207 that sounds like 14 votes but it was two more than they actually needed. there was a small margin for this budget, a l
$85 billion of spending and as many as three-quarters of a million jobs out of the economy this year. we've gotten used to republican leaders insisting the national debt is the nation's number one priority. but that might be so last week. here is congressman paul ryan on "face the nation" this sunday. >> we do not have a debt crisis right now, but we see it coming. we know it's irrefutably happening. if we follow the president's lead or if we pass the senate budget then we will have a debt crisis then everybody gets hurts. you know who gets hurt first the poor and the elderly. that's what we're trying to prevent from happening. >> john: preventing a debt crisis to help the poor and elderly. that sounds like a really good idea. could speaker of the house john boehner agree with congressman ryan on this? >> we do not have an immediate debt crisis, but we all know that we have one looming. it could be a year, two years three years four years. it's not an immediate problem. >> john: how about canceling the sequester mr. speaker. while the national debt may not be an immediate problem sur
resilient economy and our world currency status. >> michael: there you have it. but it turns out americans saw right through it. a poll out today from the hill shows while americans might be sympathetic to republican's ideas about lowering taxes they still trust the president to handle the economy. 65% said u.s. budget deficit should be reduced by cutting spending. but 35% said they trust the democrats more. so to regain the public's trust they have done an autopsy of the 2012 campaign. the rorpt has a lot of style but not a lot of serious substance. in it the word messaging appears 77 times technology in there 42 times, and then there is the long list of things that got no mention at also. health care inequality and others. the plan also pointed to some other issues, and no bashing poor people at all. the plan says low-income americans are hardworking people who want to become hard-working middle-income americans of course paul's plan would make it harder than ever to allow poor people to join the middle class. next up, reagan. enough already. the youngin's at all don't
to the economy. manufacture something picking up. the housing market is picking up. now, it's a deliberate wedged repeal that. >> 750,000 families without a paycheck. they are not spending money, creating any demand, putting money into the economy. >> it will actually reduce growth about six %. >> the which you choose on twitter, the hash tag is youchoose. >> that's right. >> or go to your website schakowsky.house.gov. >> all right. we will roll them out over time should we have 2100 fewer food inspections or give. they can't get their arms around because of grover norquist. >> on the gun issue, talking about mental health services 373,000 seriously ill, mentally ill children and adults will lose treatment. should we do that or give special tax breaks to hedge fund managers? i mean these are the kinds of choices that we are literally making right now in this country. >> one of the tax breaks is owners of corporate jets. i don't know how much money that is >> absolutely. jets and luxury products and yachts and that kind of thing. really? really? should we gi
austerity we were pushing ruined economies -- it was the dumbest thing we could have asked for. and the real story behind greece being the assumption around the world has been that greece got into a big financial problem. they were paying too many social entitlement payments to their people. they got under it. they borrowed money to cover it and then they got in too deep. and they got the bailout money and somehow it didn't fix it. and you keep hearing we're going to become greece. >> right. >> hal: it's the gdp versus debt idea. which is stupid. you find out the real story behind greece -- which again, not to get too much like lee camp where you start to lose your money and try to remain funny, but at the same time you are like what the hell -- the greece idea is we'll give you this money but you have to cut your social entitlements. we'll give you this but you have to cut these ridiculous entitlement programs. >> entitlement for social protection? >> hal: it was all kinds of stuff like that. unemployment insurance, their equivalent of medical payments -- it
buffenbarger sharpening america's edge on the global economy. find more by going to go aiaim.org. good to have you with us and happy to welcome back into the studio this morning one of our good friends from huffington post, keeping his eye particularly on the economy and it plight of working class americans, arguments you are delaney. you are looking good this morning. >> thanks, bill. >> ready to go. >> normally in a tie though. >> i am wearing a tie. why are you wearing a tie? i don't wear a tie. you are wearing a tie. >> i usually wear a tie. >> okay >> bill: not for this radio show no it's a matter -- it's become a matter of principal. authur authur, we are now what? three weeks, is it? >> yeah. >> how bad is it? >> doesn't seem bad at all. >> well, when it first started, that first day, all of the news cameras were at the airport. whoa there was no delay here for obama. now, people are getting laid off. for them, it sucks. for everybody else potentially, it's going to start to sink in. >> is it? do you see signs of it now? for example, i saw the ot
, or resourced-based economy, you are always at the effect of the limitations on that resource. there is no way around it, you are going to run out of it. and if you go we have 100 years of natural gas. look if it is causing earthquakes to get it out of the ground now, what about the crap gas, if there was an easy flow -- spigot that you stick it in the ground, we would be using that natural gas. we're not. the natural gas boom going on now, involves pumping huge amounts of water in the ground -- >> you are talking about frac-ing. >> hal: yes, and directly causing earth quicks in areas of the country they are not used to. here we are. we arel -- ohio has never done that. in john boehner's direct unfortunately anybody who voted for him the last ten times around you are not thinking about the future you are totally just -- you have hung up on that notion because just outside of his district in lima ohio, there is a factory that is making abrams tanks, and he snuck in $180 million for upgrades to this tank, which is being phased out. it's a cold war relic and they are tryin
high yesterday. so at least one aspect of the economy booming. i wish that was felt throughout and i wish the companies would use all of that money they are making and profits that are piling up to hire more people. that's what has got to happen for the economy to really boom again. cvs a major drug chain in maybe one-half of the country, but they are big, and they are telling employers, you have to see how you are doing at least once a year. we'll pay for it. and that information goes to our insurance company. and if you refuse to let us know your weight and body fat, peter what was the world think of this. >> on twitter jaws says i'm a black woman, 5'4", 165, according to those charts i'm obese. ruth says if a company can enact health poll says what is to stop them from enacting other policies that impose on private freedoms. and then i am opposed to this. >> bill: well, then get the help you need. there are programs that can help people. but you got to admit you got the problem first, right? >> exactly. >> bill: but again cvs is not the only company doing this. i
the retail economy. that is false there? >> well, there are a couple of things false there. first of all there is no payroll tax hike. what happened on january first was that the payroll tax rate was restored to what it was two or three years ago. let's not forget what we're bound to forget at one point or another that we reduced the payroll tax on employees by 2 percentage points as a way of producing relief in these economic hard times for americans. so it was really an economic relief program not a cut in social security tax. and i think what is it really at work here is that critics of social security are the enemies of social security want to paint the program as though it's too expensive for america to sustain. that's really--that is really a lie because in fact social security benefits in this country are far--they're paul trypaltrycompared to what other countries have. >> cenk: that leads to lie number two entitlement benefits for millionaires and billionaires is a huge problem. >> the underlying motive of this lie is to turn social security and medicare into mean sets of program
are happening to rick perry in this state. a lot of good things have happened in texas in terms of the economy and so voters tend to give perry some credit for that even though there are probably other reasons for the state's economic i approval. not only is tom palken challenging him the failure to fix education, to deal with transportation and state issues in texas but also a coalition of bipartisan coalition of the legislature are not happy with his tenure. the blue may be off the road and rick perry in texas. >> michael: how could it be on at all. a little more on texas. on the showed we haddier my bird founder of battleground texas. let's take a listen of this clip clip. >> people think of text as a red state, a beat red state but that's only the people who are turning out to vote. right now we're getting less than 50% of the population that is participating in elections. what we have to do is expand the electorate, bring more people in the process through registration and have better turnout. texas is not as red as it is seen today. >> michael: you hail right at ground zero from the pro
was busy getting us out of iraq and afghanistan. >> and fixing the economy. >> stephanie: thank you. >> and now he's trying to do something. >> stephanie: i wish we had more time because as you tweet and we'll talk about it when we get back, a twitter war has been broken out between donald trump and michele bachmann. have to make more popcorn right, eric? >> you really do. eric boehlert from media matters. great stuff as always. >> talk to you soon. >> stephanie: there he goes. one of the most entertaining twitters ever. 19 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." [ laughter ] >> i don't get it. >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." why do we clean? to help keep our homes healthy. but not all cleaners are equal. at lysol, we go beyond cleaning, we call it healthing. healthing is killing germs, and having more cleaning power than bleach without the harshness. it's being the #1 pediatrician recommended brand. and sharing healthy habits in 65,000 schools. so, stop just cleaning. start healthing. i think the number one thing that viewers like a
and debt, and jobs and the economy. those are total winners for us. >> michael: i am speechless. michael what is your reaction to that? >> that's crazy. poll after after poll after poll after poll comes out and show that the majority of the american people want x to happen, and as soon as you read that poll, that's nice i'm glad the american people think that but it's never going to happen because republicans won't let it happen. background checks 91% in the most recent poll but many, many polls showing 88%, 91%, show background checks and they were straight line against it. and the majority of polled republicans in this survey supporting public investment in infrastructure spending, and, you know, well -- it's obama has been calling for it for ages, but we know it's utterly impossible. so let's bash harry reid but they are the problem. >> michael: clearly they are the problem, on the assault weapons i'm just frustrated with reid. and you point out 80-some-odd percent on infrastructure and i heard 84% of nra members are for background checks so i don't know who they ar
the things the blood flowing of our economy without oil in its form. we do not have the technology to move past that, and therefore we are at the whim of big oil on a regular basis. the insurance companies and the current medical establishment has the constant resource of funds in the form of an aging population and a consistent and sometimes, you know, you can even create a disease where there is none as far as a label goes and start treating it, whether or not it needs that kind of treating. they have a constant flow of money. there is no way to tamp down, and that's part of i guess the p.r. push of this is that necessary care is used as a way as a hammer against anybody who would want to limit their growth as far as the profit-making industry. it makes it especially as the baby boomer generation ages. let's take a break and when we come back, i would love to hear where you think the next steps can come from, because obviously health care as we have it, a lot of people, you know, said all or nothing. if i can't get a single pair, i don't want it at all, but the protections against preexi
gets in and tries use them, it craters the economy, every single time and bush was the most egregious obvious example of that but even ronald reagan had to raise taxes seven times due to the fact that their other policies were shrinking the middle class. now when i say their economic policies are unsuccessful, that's because from my point of view, i want a healthy, thriving middle class. the progressive side of things liberals in this country, while we certainly care for the poor, we don't do it at the exclusion of the middle class our the exclusion of millionaires. but the middle class has been squeezed so horribly by the -- the -- you know, the promise of trickle-down economics and the chicago school of economics it just -- i mean from -- something as -- the heavy side of it and the shock doctrine, to the crap idea that somehow if you just let the job makers not pay taxes they will hide all of their money in vegas rather than the cayman islands and we'll all live off of the interest it's absurd nonsense that it's the bootstrapers and that anybody w
a resourced based economy point, but you could create your own. the frozen concentrated orange juice, big factor in our stock market. the futures were so big that they were actually a plot point in trading -- >> i was going to say that's the best way anyone would know that -- >> hal: exactly. commodities. but the things that have been done in just getting chocolate out of south america, and that's just something people want not something that people need. oil when you are sitting on something that people need you create a power for yourself that is almost religious. because we go over here much like an atheist goes you don't have the window to god, a scientist can go oil isn't the only way, we have sun, hydrogenhydrogen wind power -- >> and everything is boiling down, all of the political parties, all of the religious beliefs are breaking down to someone found the da vinci code and makes a honey trap for that personal type. >> hal: right. >> the glen becks of the world have made a honey trap for people like glen beck. >> hal: well, the character anyways, because l
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